Are microlights safe (or should I say goodbye to my friends and family)?

Any type of flying is classed as a risk sport and accidents can happen.   If the engine stops, the pilot is trained to glide the aircraft to an appropriate position on the ground!   The good news is that a microlight aircraft requires less distance to land so there are always more safe landing opportunities than for conventional aircraft.

Microlighting is governed by the Civil Aviation Authority via the British Microlight Aircraft Association [www.bmaa.org]to one of the highest standards in Europe.   The BMAA inspect each microlight every year and microlight flying instructors are licensed and re-examined every two years.

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